Evelyn Webb Williams

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Central

  • Organization
    Chicago Botanic Garden

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I'm a conservation geneticist. I'm interested in genetic diversity at multiple scales. I work with many plants and ecosystems, but right now I work on prairie restoration.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    My favorite plant is the Bur Oak tree, Quercus macrocarpa. I also really like potatoes because French fries are one of my favorite foods.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    I get to do different things every day and set my own schedule. And I get to study plants!

  • Profile Question 3
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    When I was little, I admired my aunt because she knew all the names of the plants. I wanted to know the names! Also, when she was in the field, she got to see a bear. That made being a scientist seem so cool.

  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

Recent Posts

DHS Team 18 Evelyn Webb Williams
said

Hi Team,

  Very interesting! So is that 1 seed pod on average in the control? I look forward to seeing the poster.

 Thanks for sharing your results!

 - Dr Evelyn

DHS Team 18 Evelyn Webb Williams
said

Hi Team,

  Have you finished up the project? What did you find in terms the number of seeds for each treatment? Let me know what the results were when you get the chance!

  All the best, Dr Evelyn

DHS Team 18 Evelyn Webb Williams
said

Hi Briana and Team,

  Yeah, we've had rainy days for the last couple days - I'm ready for some sun and more flowers!

  It sure seems like the high fertilizer plants have really large pods with potentially lots of seeds…

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